posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 12:04 PM
No it doesn't. This is a lie that the Republicans came up with in 1992 because they can't look to their own problems for not being elected. A vote
for a 3rd party, in this case Gary Johnson, has absolutely no baring on either the Democrat or Republican party. A vote for the Libertarian, Green, or
any other 3rd party is exactly that. By saying that we supported Obama with our vote, you are marginalizing our choice to break away from the duopoly
stranglehold the two corrupt political parties have on our system. You are buying into their talking points to keep you from realizing you have more
legitimate choices then the "lesser of two evils."
First off, Gary Johnson only got 1,000,000 votes
received 57,886,458 votes and Obama received 60,784,022 votes which is a difference of 2,897,564 votes.
So even if all the voters for Johnson voted for Romney, he still wouldn't have won.
Plus Obama whooped Romney in the electoral college with 303 votes to 206.
But disregarding the hard numbers I find it very presumptuous and insulting to say that we supported Obama with our vote. What makes you think that
we would have voted for Romney if Johnson wasn't on the ballot? Personally, I wouldn't have even voted if he wasn't on the ballot. What you really
should be saying is that a vote for third party is stealing a vote from both Obama AND Romney. If I supported Obama, I would have voted for him. If I
supported Romney, I would have voted for him. I DO support Gary Johnson, so guess who I voted for?
You people who believe the thread title, especially the Republicans, need to wake up. And to the Republicans stop blaming your loses in the election
on the third party. Look internally at your own mistakes on why you lost. You won't have to look hard there are already several threads on ATS that
layout exactly what you did wrong.
edit on 8-11-2012 by Krazysh0t because: (no reason given)